Grumpy Old Men of Portsmouth
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Grumpy old men of Seacoast NH/ Strawbery Banke archives
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The men in this 1909 photo lived largely in the 19th century. The two eldest, both in their 90s, sit in the back of a Duryea motorcar at the Portsmouth courthouse. The stern-faced gathering included a farmer, undertaker, painter, blacksmith, ship builder, music teacher, fisherman, florist, toll taker and even a former mayor. 



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Elders of Portsmouth, NH with 1909 Duryea / Strawbery Banke Museum archives

Early Photographs from the Collections of Strawbery Banke
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Portsmouth elders turn of the century NH detail /

Two men in their ninties in 1909 Duryea motorcar/